How To Write A Tragic Hero

A tragic hero may be my favourite type of character in all of the storytelling. This kind of character can be a powerful source of emotions for your readers and it can offer you countless of storytelling opportunities. But how do you actually write a tragic hero? What are all the positive effects a tragic … Continue reading How To Write A Tragic Hero

The Morning Routine For Writing Success

Morning is the most important part of the day. It establishes how your day will go, how you will feel about it, and what you can achieve and what you can’t. There’s so much power in the mornings, but we can easily undermine its power and allow ourselves to just hit that snooze button. But … Continue reading The Morning Routine For Writing Success

How To Name Characters And How To Do It Well

Jon Snow, Sauron, Gandalf, Jorah Mormont, Bilbo… Those are examples of well-remembered names that genius authors have created. Names are important, for it’s the thing that serves as a bridge to the character’s core, but why is it so hard to create unique names that your readers will remember? If you’ve struggled with names, don’t … Continue reading How To Name Characters And How To Do It Well

Mental Health And The Healing Power Of Fantasy

Mental health is an extremely important thing. Depression and other issues can drag almost anyone to deep waters, where they can’t see the light of the future. This can lead to destructive events, even death. These are some of the reasons I decided to do my part in the fight against depression, by writing a … Continue reading Mental Health And The Healing Power Of Fantasy

How To Create Intriguing And Lively Characters

What makes a character a good character? What is it that makes us feel their feelings and get attached to their story? There are many views on this subject and I don’t think there’s just one right answer. But I do believe that in order for a character to be a good and intriguing character, … Continue reading How To Create Intriguing And Lively Characters

How To Cure Depression By Writing

Depression is cold, silent, and deadly. Once it has you in its grasp, it can feel like nothing can help you to get out and feel freedom ever again. Though I’m not a therapist or a professional psychologist, there are things that I’ve learned to assist in this fight and today, I’m going to share … Continue reading How To Cure Depression By Writing

Myths and Gods. How to write about the creation of the world. How to worldbuild #2

Myths, gods, creation stories... they are an important element in fantasy, yet not all stories need to explore these things. If you're going the Tolkien route though, you can be sure you have to figure these things out! But don't grieve, for I'm here to help you with your journey! So go, take a cup … Continue reading Myths and Gods. How to write about the creation of the world. How to worldbuild #2

Way of the worldbuilder

Hello, my dear reader! Today, I'd like to share a couple of things about my actual working process and how I turn my ideas to fully fleshed out worlds! This is the first drawn map of my fictional world "Jalten" For me, it all starts with a theme or a overall morale of the story. … Continue reading Way of the worldbuilder

Mental Health And Fantasy

Mental health is an interesting subject. The power of the mind is almost limitless and the effect it can have on one's life is staggering! I know many people who have fallen into the dark side of the mind, where their lives are ruled by depression and other deep issues. I have also suffered from … Continue reading Mental Health And Fantasy